FEMA Reminds of Aug. 27 Registration Deadline for April’s Storm Damage

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FEMA Reminds of Aug. 27 Registration Deadline for April’s Storm Damage

A Hanalei Bay house severely damaged during the April 14 flood. Photo by Léo Azambuja

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding Kaua‘i County and the City and County of Honolulu residents with losses as a result of April’s severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides have through Monday, Aug. 27 to register for disaster assistance, according to a FEMA news release.

FEMA recovery officials urge residents who have yet to register to do so before the deadline.

Survivors may register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

A Federal Disaster Assistance ASL video (Applying for FEMA disaster assistance) can be seen here: https://youtu.be/-xaBLlNUYM8

Disaster assistance can include FEMA grants for temporary housing, home repairs and replacement, as well as low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans are available to businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.

Aug. 27 is also the deadline to file a loan application for physical damages with the SBA. Applicants may apply to the SBA online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.


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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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